Angeli Gomez, the Uvalde mother who defied the police and ran into the school to save the lives of her own and several other children.
Gomez (July, 2022)
Naomi Osaka, who resigned from a Grand Slam rather than play when she was mentally uncomfortable and became a mental health advocate.
osaka (June, 2022)
Tracey Meares, denied a Valedictorian award in High School, now a distinguished legal scholar and Professor at Yale Law School
Meares (May, 2022)
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, first Black woman in America to earn an M.D.
Crumpler, (April, 2022)
Mae Jemison, first female African-American astronaut at NASA
jemison (March, 2022)
bell hooks, trailblazing black feminist, poet, scholar and social critic
hooks (January, 2022)
Diana Budisalvjevic, who rescued thousands of children from the Nazi's
budisavljevic (December, 2021)
Ingrid Daubechies, Mathematician and Pioneer in Signal Processing
Daubechies (November, 2021)
Frances Perkins, first woman in U. S. history to hold a cabinet post
Perkins (October, 2021)
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist
Burnell (September, 2021)
Wally Funk, at age 82 an astronaut on Blue Origin
Funk (August,2021)
Mary Wollstonecraft, Founding Mother of Feminism
Wollstonecraft (July, 2021)
Women of the White Rose, courageous anti-nazi resistance fighters
Scholl (June, 2021)
Mary Jackson, one of NASA's "Human Computers" and their first black female engineer.
Jackson (May, 2021)
Dr. Antonia Novello, First Female and First Hispanic Surgeon General of the U.S.
Novello (April, 2021)
Helen Golden, Mixed Media Tradigital Artist
Golden (March, 2021)
Shonda Rhimes, Writer and Producer of "Bridgerton", "Scandal", and "Grey's Anatomy"
Rhimes (February, 2021)
Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues"
Rainey (January, 2021)
Grace Bedell, 11-year-old advisor to Abraham Lincoln
Bedell (December, 2020)
Maggie Lena Walker, first African American woman to charter a bank
Walker (November, 2020).
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ginsburg (October, 2020).
Judy Chicago, Feminist
chicago (September, 2020).
Aqui Thami, Founder of Sister Library
Thami (August, 2020).
Dr. Heather Cox Richardson, "How the South Won the Civil War"
Richardson (July, 2020).
Joyce Linker, Board Chair of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco
Linker (June, 2020).
Cheryl A. Wall, champion of black literary women
Wall (May, 2020).
Rose Valante, who documented Nazi theft of artworks so they could be recovered
Valante (April, 2020).
Susan Fowler, who outed the abusive culture at Uber
Fowler (March, 2020)
Gracie Gold, Olympic medalist who overcame an eating disorder and depression to return to competition
Gold (February, 2020)
Gail Bradbrook, climate change warrior
Bradbrook (January, 2020)
Michelle Holzapfel, wood carver, 2019 USA Fellow
Holzapfel (December, 2019)
Simone Biles, Gymnast Extraordinary
Biles (November, 2019)
Tanyaradzwa Muzinda, Zimbabwe's 15-year-old Motocross champion.
Muzinda (October, 2019)
Katherine Johnson, NASA Space Mathematician
Johnson (September, 2019)
Lindsay Jayne Ashford, author of "The Snow Gypsy"
Ashford (August, 2019)
Laura Kraup Frandsen, a student who questions green-house gas emissions by the fashion industry
Laura (July, 2019)
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Mirror Works
Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, (June, 2019)
Beyonce, woman of courage and professionalism
Beyonce (May, 2019)
Anthea Hamilton, Turner Prize nominee
Hamilton (April, 2019)
Olga de Almaral, woven metallic tapestries
Amaral (March. 2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amercan congresswoman and activist
Ocasio-Cortez (February, 2019)
Christine Blasey Ford, Congressional Supreme Court witness
Ford (January, 2019)
Margaret Hamilton, Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hamilton (December, 2018)
Caitriona Lally, winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature
Lally (November, 2018)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
RBG (October, 2018)
Maggie Taylor, "Landscape of Dreams"
Taylor (September, 2018)
Maxine Solomon, distinguished San Francisco Bay area painter
Solomon (August, 2018)
Cynthia Pannucci, ASCI Founder and Director
Panucci (July, 2018)
Lisa Brice, Reimaginng the Female Nude
Brice (June, 2018)
Tara Hernandez, Professional Software Developer (May, 2018)
Statue of Liberty (April, 2018)
Nancy Spector, creator of the Golden Toilet act of performance art
Spector (March, 2018)
Helen Grace James, who forced the U. S. Airforce to give her an Honorary Discharge some 60 years later.
James.(February, 2018)
Dr. Ellie Lobel, Lyme Disease protocol pioneer
Lobel (January, 2018)
Nancy Friday, author of The Secret Garden
Friday (December, 2017)
Yayoi Kusama, King of the Polka Dot
Kusama (November, 2017)
Judith Bernstein, original Guerilla Girl
Bernstein (October, 2017)
Susan Kaprov, multimedia artist
Kaprov (September, 2017)
Susan Ressler, Author, Educator, Documentary Photographer
Ressler (August, 2017)
Karen Gutfreund, Artist, Curator, Entrepreneur
Gutfreund (July, 2017)
Anna Ursyn, Head of Computer Graphics, School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado
Ursyn (June, 2017)
Mary Visser, Professor of Art and Brown Chair Holder, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Visser (May, 2017)
Polly Hoover Taylor, Pioneer Award Winner, San Mateo, California, Chamber of Commerce
Taylor (April, 2017)
Ruth Waters, Founder and Executive Director of the Peninsula Art Museum
Waters, (March, 2017)
Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Genius Fellow
Rankine. (February, 2017)

Each month we review the work of hundreds of women before selecting one that we feel is worthy of our "Woman of the Month" designation. If you know of a woman that we should consider, we welcome your suggestions.